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Community presses hospital leaders for answers

A string of questions remains unanswered regarding operation procedures and hiring at North Valley Hospital. During a regular board meeting, Sept. 14, residents questioned the board over what they termed potential illegal procedures and policies.

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Blue Grouse Road fire grows to 40 acres

Fire crews are continuing to battle the Blue Grouse Road fire reported earlier this morning in the Nine Mile area.

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White crowned 2018 Okanogan County Fair Queen

Shelby White was all smiles as 2017 Okanogan County Fair Queen Cora Diehl placed a crown atop her head.

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Okanogan County Fair wraps up today

The annual Okanogan County Fair wraps up its four-day run today at the fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail.

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Fair queen crowning ceremony planned Sunday

One of four young women will be selected to represent the 2018 Okanogan County Fair during a crowning ceremony set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail.

Cougar sightings reported

In the past two weeks there have been at least 10 reported sightings of cougars in Okanogan and Douglas counties, with at least half of them being in the northern portion of the county.

Hospital management questioned

Local residents questioned North Valley Hospital commissioners about everything from rumors of the hospital being sold to a private entity to firing and grievance procedures, and questions about hiring procedures.

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North Valley Hospital hires Archer as CEO

North Valley Hospital commissioners finalized a resolution to hire Kenneth Archer as the district’s new administrator during their Thursday, Aug. 31, board meeting.

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70th annual Okanogan County Fair kicks off Thursday

The annual Okanogan County Fair gets under way at 9 a.m. Thursday, with a four-day run planned at the fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail.

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Diehl reflects on queen reign

After nearly a year of proudly wearing a sash and a crown atop her hat, Cora Diehl, 16, said she’s had a fun reign and is saddened that it’s nearing an end.

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Four vie for Okanogan County Fair crown

Four young women - who appear to be more like friends than competitors – have thrown their hats into the ring for a shot at the 2018 Okanogan County Fair Queen crown.

Plenty of entertainment on tap at Okanogan County Fair

A full line up of entertainment, from a clown to variety of musical acts, is planned at this year’s Okanogan County Fair.

Labor Day safety urged

The state Department of Natural Resources is urging people to be careful this Labor Day weekend.

Appeals court reconsiders ruling

A state appeals court has decided to reconsider a ruling it made earlier this summer in an appeal filed by David Randall Priest, Omak.

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State denies responsibility for fire losses

The state Department of Natural Resources has filed an amended response to a lawsuit brought by nearly 200 landowners over the 2014 Carlton Complex fire.